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rangutan Djerba - A travel report by Rudolf
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Club Med Experience

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My first and only all-inclusive package deal, I otherwise make my own travel arrangements. I needed a one week break from work and got a wonderfull new adventure, new experiences and friends.


Approaching Agir over olive tree plantations
Approaching Agir over olive tree plantations
Tunesia once a french colony became a western nation and link between the Arab/African world and europe. Always an important trading link for caravans of goods from the Sahara, the romans occupied it and made it an outpost for the southern Mediteranean seas. Inland, the biggest oasises like Tozeur are the cities of the desert. Djerba, 450km SW of Tunis, is an island in the Gulf of Gabes, capital Houmt Souk. Access is by a causeway or Ferry. The islands beaches are entirely clamed by large hotels and resorts or private property. A very mixed population of arabs, christians and jews live in harmony. A synagoge was attacked in 2002 though by outside fundamentalists.

Favourite spots:
Romantic beach
Romantic beach
Both pool and the beach naturally. Walks around the nearby island towns are organised by the hotel, better to get to know people, both inhabitants and other tourists and enjoy sundowners together.


What's really great:
Stop on the salt lake
Stop on the salt lake
The hotels also offer 2-3 day adventure tours into the desert. The 4x4 tour to Tozeur, Douz and Chenini was exactly what I needed.

Sights:
Freedom, no phones!
Freedom, no phones!
(into the desert)

- Tozeur Oassis

- the salt pan

- Douz (camel rides)

- Chenini (cave living people)

- Toujane (mud houses)

Trivia: The area was a setting for the filming of the "Star Wars" desert scenes.

Accommodations:
Sailing, windsufing, tennis and much more
Sailing, windsufing, tennis and much more
Club-Med all inclusive packet: flight, accommodation in comfortable chalets and all meals and intertainment. 7-days around $400 (from Europe) Off season is best, uncrowded and cheaper. Weather is not dependant of season, Tunisia enjoys 12-months of summer!


The resort offers a vast range of sports and fitness opportunities. Massage needed well deserved.

Entertainment every night; concerts, disco, bars

Other recommendations:
Monastir yacht harbour
Monastir yacht harbour

Monastir (another story)


Usefull Websites:
www.tunesie.starttips.com (with detailed info & pictures, great!)
www.torismtunesia.com (general info)
www.africanet.com (country profile)
www.djerba-reiseinfo.com (german)
www.muz-online.de (german)

Published on Saturday September 18th, 2004


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Wed, Dec 15 2004 - 03:58 PM rating by picasso

Dear Rudi,even though, I don’t like taking desert vacations,I certainly like your short but informative report with nice images.

Cheers

Sun, Sep 19 2004 - 12:51 AM rating by ravinderkumarsi

hii rudi,
how are you???i read you report on tunesia and it is very informative indeed.

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